Chena/ Paneer Mithai- (छेना मुरकी)- Chanar Murki–Bengali Sweets- Indian Recipe

Ingredients –

  • Paneer/ Cottage cheese (cut in small cubes) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Rose essence (optional)

Method –

  1. Heat a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add sugar and 1/4 cup of water, mix well and stir it regularly.
  3. When you see 1 thread of the sugar syrup between your fingertips, sugar syrup is ready.
  4. Add paneer cubes into the sugar syrup and mix well.
  5. Cook on low heat until the sugar syrup reaches the setting consistency.
  6. Once the sugar syrup is thick, turn off the heat.
  7. Keep it aside, add rose water and mix well.
  8. Keep stirring regularly so that it is evenly coated over the paneer.
  9. Once sugar is coated well, pick out the paneer pieces.
  10. Use leftover sugar to prepare more murki or to make laddus.
  11. Chena mithai is ready to serve..

Kadhai Paneer(कढाई पनीर)-How To Make Kadhai Paneer-Paneer Recipe-In Restaurant Style

Ingredients-

  1. Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cubed – 1 cup
  2. Onion cubed (layers separated) –1 cup
  3. Capsicum cubed –1 cup
  4. Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup
  5. Chopped onions – 1 cup
  6. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp.
  7. Whole coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  8. Whole Red dry chili – 2 (as per your taste)
  9. Cashew nuts – 7-8
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Vegetable oil/Butter as needed
  12. Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves – 1/2tsp.
  13. Ginger Julienne (for Garnish) – 1tsp.
  14. Cumin powder – 1tsp.
  15. Turmeric powder – 1tsp.
  16. Whole cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1tsp.
  17. Bay leaves –1-2
  18. Cinnamon Stick/Dalchini – half inch
  19. Coriander leaves chopped – 1/2 cup
  20. Fresh cream (optional) use for restaurant style
  21. Kashmiri Red chili powder(optional) just for color

Method –

  • Sauté whole red chili and whole coriander seeds on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add roasted ingredients into the jar and blend to a fine powder.
  • Heat a pan, add 1tbsp oil, sauté onions, capsicum and Paneer for few minutes.
  • Heat a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon stick cook for few minutes.
  • Add chopped onions and cook  until onions turn transparent..
  • Add tomatoes, cashew nuts, salt and ginger- garlic paste, fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Remove cinnamon stick, bay leaves and put it into a blender jar, make a fine paste.
  • Heat a pan add the paste, salt, cumin powder, kasmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder and cook until it leaves the side of the kadhai.
  • Add coriander leaves, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add fried Paneer, grounded powder 1tbsp, kasuri  methi and, cook for just 1-2 minutes.
  • You can store rest of the mixture in refrigerator to be used later for curries.
  • Add fresh cream (optional) and mix well.
  • Kadhai Paneer is ready to serve.
  • Garnish with ginger Julienne and sprinkle some grounded powder.
  • You can serve Kadhai Paneer with Roti or Rice..

Rasmalai (रसमलाई)-Rasgulla Soaked In Milk Syrup-Indian Recipe-Festival Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Chena / Cottage cheese -1 cup
  2. Sugar (as per your taste)
  3. Whole milk – 1 liter
  4. Sliced dry fruits (as per your choice)
  5. Saffron (optional)- For color and aroma

Method –

  • Put chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
  • Take the small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into small balls.
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms, flatten it slightly and keep all of them in a plate.
  • Prepare rest of chena balls in the same way. 
  • To make flavored milk, bring the whole milk to boil in a pan on high to low heat.
  • Once milk is boiled, reduce the heat to medium temperature.
  • Keep stirring to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the container. 
  • When the milk become thicker, add sugar and cardamom powder to the milk.
  • You can use saffron instead of cardamom powder if you want.
  • Flavored milk is ready, turn off the stove.
  • In another utensil add sugar and water, cook till sugar is completely dissolved.
  • When chasni started boiling, put chena balls in boiling chashni and cook for 15-20 minutes on high heat.
  • Turn off the stove. Chena balls is ready, let it cool down completely.
  • In the final step take each chena balls from the sugar syrup and dip the chena balls to concentrated flavored milk.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat, Rasmalai is ready.
  • Garnish with dry fruits and serve cold.

How To Make Paneer (पनीर) At Home-Paneer For Curry-Step By Step-Indian Cottege Cheese

Ingredients –

  1. Whole milk –1 liter
  2. Lemon or vinegar

Method

  • Bring the milk to boil on medium heat.
  • When milk comes to boil, switch off the heat.
  • Add the lemon juice or vinegar and gently stir the milk.
  • If the milk does not curdle within a short while, add little more vinegar.
  • Place Muslin or Cotton cloth over the container.
  • Pour the curdle milk into the muslin cloth, drain all the water and squeeze off excess water.
  • You can use this water later for preparation of  roti/chapati or paratha dough or in vegetable curries.
  • Add little water to the paneer, while the paneer is still in the muslin cloth to wash away the lemon flavor.
  • Keep the muslin cloth on a plate, place a heavy object on it for the paneer to set.
  • Allow the paneer to set for about 20-25 minutes.
  • After 20-25 minutes remove the cloth from the paneer and cut it to cubes.
  • Paneer is ready to use….

Soft And Easy Rasgulla Recipe- White Rasgulla-Chena Rasgulla(छेना रसगुल्ला)- Bengali Sponge Rasgulla

Ingredients –

  1. Whole milk – 1 liter
  2. Lemon – 1-2 (you can also use vinegar)
  3. Sugar – 1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
  5. Pistachio (pista) for garnishing

Method –

  • To make rasgulla, you need to first make paneer/chena from the milk. You can also use unsalted paneer from market.
  • Heat whole milk in a non-stick pan and bring it to boil.
  • Keep stirring once a while.
  • When milk is boiled, remove the milk from heat and keep aside for 1-2minutes.
  • After 1-2 minute add lemon juice, as the milk starts to ferment stop adding lemon juice.

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  • Once the milk is fermented, filter it and remove excess water.
  • Place a muslin cloth/cotton cloth in a strainer and put the fermented milk on it to separate remaining water from chena.

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  • Put the sugar in a pressure cooker or pan with lid, add 2.5 cup of water and cardamom powder in it and allow sugar chashni to come to boil.
  • Now put chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).

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  • Take the small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into balls.
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms and keep all of them on a plate.

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  • Once sugar syrup starts boiling add 1 tsp milk, after adding milk a brownish froth will start appearing on the surface of the chashni, remove all the forth using a spoon.
  • Now put all the paneer balls in boiling chashni and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook on high flame until it simmers (whistle) once.
  • Reduce the flame to medium heat and cook for 13-15 minutes more while the lid is still closed.
  • Turn off the stove and let it cool down completely. Once the pressure cooker cools down open the lid.

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  • Rasgullas has become puffy and doubled in size. Now take them out in a bowl .
  • Garnish with pista powder and serve it.